Obituaries

Obituary: George Corsiglia, 87

Obituary: George Corsiglia, 87

Editorial StaffFeb 8, 20232 min read

George Richard Corsiglia, age 87, of the Saugatuck-Douglas area, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023 at the Clark Home in Grand Rapids, after a two-year period of failing health.He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sandra “Sandy,”…

Obituary: Benjamin (Ben) Gale Schulz, 49

Obituary: Benjamin (Ben) Gale Schulz, 49

Editorial StaffFeb 8, 20233 min read

On February first, Benjamin (Ben) Gale Schulz, 49, of Hopkins, left this world as he did most things—completely unexpectedly. Whether it was tearing apart a bathroom out of the blue while his wife was gone, to gifting her an epic…

Obituary: Gary Alan DeKilder

Editorial StaffFeb 8, 20232 min read

Gary Alan DeKilder, 64 of Allegan, Michigan, passed away at his home on February 2, 2023. Born November 15, 1958 in Plainwell, Michigan, he was the son of the late Donald and Lila Mae (McKibbin) DeKilder and the husband of…

Obituary: Susan Gayle Ferguson

Obituary: Susan Gayle Ferguson

Editorial StaffFeb 3, 20232 min read

Susan Gayle Ferguson, 62, of Mendon, went home to be with her Savior Monday, January 30, 2023 at Bronson Methodist Hospital. She was born January 16, 1961 in Aurora, IL, the daughter of Fred and Cynthia (Hedblade) Schomer. Susan graduated…

Obituary: Connie Lyanne (Peters) Stoppenback

Obituary: Connie Lyanne (Peters) Stoppenback

Editorial StaffFeb 3, 20232 min read

Connie Lyanne (Peters) Stoppenbach, deeply loved wife and mother, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at Fairview Nursing & Rehabilitation Community in Centreville at the age of 75. Connie was born December 21, 1947 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Charles and…

Obituary: Suzanne Civiletti

Obituary: Suzanne Civiletti

Editorial StaffFeb 3, 20232 min read

Suzanne Civiletti, age 81, formerly of Centreville, died Saturday, January 28, 2023 at Borgess Place Assisted Living in Kalamazoo.  She was born in Three Rivers, Michigan on April 26, 1941 the daughter of Leslie and Hilda (Paull) Rambadt, and was…

Obituary: Kay Ann Shuster

Obituary: Kay Ann Shuster

Editorial StaffFeb 3, 20232 min read

Kay Ann Shuster- age 80 of Farwell passed away on January 30, 2023 at MyMichigan Medical Center in Midland. Kay was born on December 4, 1942 in Saginaw to parents Howard James and Esther May (Bowers) Gallup. Kay and husband…

Charles W. Tipton Jr.

Charles W. Tipton Jr.

Editorial StaffFeb 3, 20232 min read

Charles W. “Willy” Tipton, Jr., age 68 of Farwell, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at his home.  On December 31, 1954, Willy was born the son of Charles W. and Artie (Wilson) Tipton, Sr. in Toledo, OH.  He was…

Obituary: In Loving Memory James E. Stipes (5/10/1935-10/10/2018) & Lorraine M. Holland Stipes (1/7/1938-12/12/2022)

Obituary: In Loving Memory James E. Stipes (5/10/1935-10/10/2018) & Lorraine M. Holland Stipes (1/7/1938-12/12/2022)

Editorial StaffFeb 3, 20232 min read

Jim and Lorraine married in Marion, MI on January 23, 1954, with two close friends by their side, Carol Jean Turner, and John D. Downing. Jim and Lorraine met at Marion High School where Jim played basketball, and baseball while…

Obituary: James R. Shurlow

Obituary: James R. Shurlow

Editorial StaffFeb 3, 20232 min read

James R. Shurlow, age 63, of Clare, passed away on Friday, January 27, at MyMichigan Health in Midland.  He was born the son of Dr. Elmer C. and Wilma (Moine) Shurlow on December 2, 1959, in Linz, Austria while his father…

Obituary: Charles Thomas Dorcey

Editorial StaffFeb 3, 20232 min read

Charles Thomas “Tom” Dorcey, 87, went from his home in Farwell to his home in heaven on January 28, 2023. Tom was born in Whittemore, Michigan on June 5, 1935, one of seven children of Charles and IdaDorcey. Following graduation…

Obituary: Dencil Hope

Editorial StaffFeb 1, 20231 min read

Dencil Hope, 89, of Lafayette, passed away on Monday, January 16,2023 at home, surrounded by his family.Mr. Hope logged for many years. He loved his family, coon and deer hunting and Chambers Academy Football.Mr. Hope was preceded in death by…

Obituary: Thomas Richard Lyons, 89

Obituary: Thomas Richard Lyons, 89

Editorial StaffFeb 1, 20233 min read

Thomas Richard Lyons, age 89, died on January 27, 2023, in St. Charles, Illinois.Thomas, or Dick as he was known to friends and family, was born on February 4, 1933, in Brooklyn, New York, the only child of Thomas and…

Obituary: Louis Albert Thierwechter

Obituary: Louis Albert Thierwechter

Editorial StaffFeb 1, 20236 min read

Louis Albert Thierwechter went to be with his Lord on January 27, 2023. He passed away at Spectrum Manistee Hospital with his wife of 59 years, 8 months at his side. Lou was born on July 24th, 1939 in Bay…

Obituary: Wayne Andrew Krotz

Obituary: Wayne Andrew Krotz

Editorial StaffFeb 1, 20234 min read

Wayne Andrew Krotz, 65 of Hopkins, Michigan, left this world for his Heavenly home on Monday, January 23, 2023 with his family by his side. Born December 10, 1957 in Allegan, Michigan, he was the son of the late Robert…

Obituary: George R. Corsiglia

Obituary: George R. Corsiglia

Editorial StaffFeb 1, 20232 min read

George R. Corsiglia 9/9/1935 – 1/29/2023George Richard Corsiglia, age 87, of the Saugatuck-Douglas area, passed away on Sunday, January 29th, 2023, at the Clark Home in Grand Rapids, after a two-year period of failing health. He is survived by his…

Obituary: Jon Paul Dowler, 52

Obituary: Jon Paul Dowler, 52

Editorial StaffFeb 1, 20232 min read

Jon Paul passed away Sunday, January 22, 2023 in Holland. He was born June 29, 1970 in L’Anse, Michigan, the son of Lucia “Peach” Dowler. Jon proudly served his country in the U.S Navy. After his honorable discharge, he worked…

Obituary: Thomas Lee Coffindaffer, 68

Obituary: Thomas Lee Coffindaffer, 68

Editorial StaffFeb 1, 20231 min read

Thomas Lee Coffindaffer 12/17/1954 – 01/23/2023 age 68 peacefully joined his heavenly father on the morning of January 23rd, 2023 in his home with his family and dogs. He is preceded in the death by his parents Rex and Esther…

Obituary: Jimmy L. James, 87

Obituary: Jimmy L. James, 87

Editorial StaffFeb 1, 20232 min read

Jimmy passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, January 13th surrounded by family. He was born October 28. 1935 in the Upper Peninsula village of Nahma to Frank James and Sarah (Sturgis) James. Nahma remained, his whole life, as…